Private Project

Three Quarters

A middle-aged disabled man struggles to come to terms with his new life as an amputee as he is stalked and tormented by a strange, supernatural entity.

  • Dave Harlequin
    Department 666, Closing Time
  • Adam York
    Scienstars, The Presence: A Metaphor
  • Matthew Ketcham
    Department 666, Closing Time
  • Will Wojtal
    Doctor Who: Lucky 13
  • Adam York
    Key Cast
    "Jack Kestrel"
    Scienstars, The Devil's Lettuce
  • David G. Holland
    Key Cast
    "The Shade"
    Carver, Freakshow, Department 666
  • Arianna Tysinger
    Key Cast
    "Janie Roberts"
    Ford v Ferrari, Sea Salt Wind, Spirit of the Cinema
  • Bill Mulligan
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Fuller"
    Blood of the Mummy, Kill Giggles, Raising the Stakes
  • Hollie Rode
    Key Cast
    "Becky Knight"
    Call Workshop, The Devil's Lettuce, The Devil's Lettuce 2: Edible Evil
  • Sammie Cassell
    Key Cast
    "Chuck Lawson"
    Uncle Otto's Truck, Kill Giggles, Gruss Vom Krampus
  • Taylor Grace Davis
    Key Cast
    "Restaurant Patron"
    7, Scatter, Always
  • Roman Gauthier
    Key Cast
    "Restaurant Patron"
    Delilah, Heir of the Witch
  • Jaysen Buterin
    Assistant Director
    Kill Giggles, The Corner, Between Hell and a Hard Place
  • Jesse H. Knight
    Director of Photography
    Kill Giggles, Orbs: They Are Among Us, Department 666
  • Neil Lee Griffin
    Department 666, The Good Things Devils Do, Dusk: The Series
  • Kevin Murray
    Sound Mixer
    For Love, Practice, Department 666
  • Jesse H. Knight
    Kill Giggles, Orbs: They Are Among Us, Department 666
  • Keila Santiago
    Key Makeup Artist
    Department 666
  • Christopher Draven Keith
    Key Grip/Gaffer
    Department 666, 20 Years in Purgatory
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  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4K/Digital (RED Epic Dragon-X)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Charlotte Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    October 15, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tokyo International Film Festival
    October 30, 2021
    International Premiere
    Honorable Mention (Narrative Short)
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    November 12, 2021
    European Premiere
    Honorable Mention (Narrative Short)
  • Stranger Days Independent Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    November 19, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Accord CineFest
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
    December 12, 2021
    India Premiere
    Winner: Best Director, Best Writer, Best Composer/Music Director
  • Austin International Art Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    December 19, 2021
    Texas Premiere
    Winner: Best Music, Best Editor
  • Global Monthly Online Film Competition
    Virtual Festival
    January 8, 2022
    Winner: Best Short Film, Best Director
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    February 9, 2022
    Turkey Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Con Nooga Film Festival
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    United States
    February 19, 2022
    Tennessee Premiere
    Winner: Best in Show, Audience Choice Award
  • MystiCon Independent Film Festival
    Roanoke, Virginia
    United States
    February 26, 2022
    Virginia Premiere (event changed to virtual festival)
    Official Selection
  • Golden Reel International Film Festival
    March 1, 2022
    Singapore Premiere
    Winner: Best Social Drama, Best Film on Disability, Best Directorial Debut
  • Dublin World Film Festival
    March 4, 2022
    Ireland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Foothills Film Festival
    Shelby, North Carolina
    United States
    March 11, 2022
    Winner: York Memorial Spirit Award
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Palm Springs, California
    United States
    March 13, 2022
    California Premiere (event changed to virtual festival)
    Official Selection
  • Iconic Images Film Festival
    March 19, 2022
    Lithuania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Spring Lane Film Festival
    Sanford, North Carolina
    United States
    April 2, 2022
    Central NC Premiere
    Winner: Most Inspiring Film
  • RavenCon Film Festival
    Richmond, Virginia
    United States
    April 30, 2022
    Virginia Premiere
    Winner: Audience Choice Award
  • AtomaCon Film Festival
    Charleston, South Carolina
    United States
    May 14, 2022
    South Carolina Premiere
    Winner: Best Regional Film
  • ConCarolinas Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    June 3, 2022
    Winner: Best Drama, Spirit of Indie Film Award
  • Global Indie Film Festival
    Glasgow, Scotland
    United Kingdom
    July 2, 2022
    U.K. Premiere
    Winner: Best Long Short (20-45min)
  • ConGregate Film Festival
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    United States
    July 23, 2022
    Winner: Audience Favorite
  • Micropolitan Film Festival
    Marion, North Carolina
    United States
    August 6, 2022
    Western NC Premiere
    Winner: Best Screenwriting, Best Unique Artistry, Audience Choice Award
  • Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    United States
    September 30, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • CineScream Film Festival
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    United States
    October 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Andromeda Film Festival
    November 18, 2022
    Winner: Best Drama Short, DaVanci Award
  • Calgary Independent Film Festival
    Calgary, Alberta
    December 5, 2022
    Canada Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Beyond Earth Film Festival
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    March 13, 2023
    Winner: Best Short Film
  • New Jersey International Short Film Festival
    Newark, New Jersey
    United States
    March 15, 2023
    New Jersey Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The More Than Decent Film Festival
    Newberry, South Carolina
    United States
    April 22, 2023
    Central SC Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oakland Film Festival
    Oakland, California
    United States
    April 28, 2023
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Freedom Festival International
    Columbia, South Carolina
    United States
    August 26, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Atlanta Movie Awards
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    September 4, 2023
    Georgia Premiere
    Nominee: Best US Short Film, Best Film For Change
  • Raleigh Film & Art Festival
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    United States
    October 6, 2023
    NC Triangle Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sacramento International Film Festival
    Sacramento, California
    United States
    December 15, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Dave Harlequin

Dave Harlequin is a professional screenwriter, journalist, producer, and independent filmmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina. He first broke into the world of filmmaking in 2014, and has since worked on over a dozen films, winning various awards throughout the film festival and convention circuit. In addition to his film work, Harlequin is the former Editor in Chief of Stiff Horror Magazine and Nerd Nation Magazine, has over a dozen published short stories, dozens more non-fiction published credits, and has been nominated for two Rondo Hatton Awards for his journalistic contributions. Outside of his career in entertainment, Harlequin is an avid foodie, and enjoys cooking, coffee, gaming, and hanging out with his dog. THREE QUARTERS is his directorial debut.

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Director Statement

THREE QUARTERS was written by a bone cancer survivor and amputee and chronicles the very real, and very personal struggles that disabled people too often face as they adjust to their new normal. It is one of the most powerful projects I've ever worked on, as well as my first in the director's chair. This film was shot and produced in North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic, in compliance with the SafeSets International guidelines and was made possible by the hard work, dedication, and perseverance of our incredible cast and crew. I truly hope you enjoy this film, and that it can somehow create even a little awareness of this often underrepresented group.

UPDATE: Tragically, our writer and lead actor Adam York lost his long battle with bone cancer a few weeks after completion of this film, and passed away on August 23, 2021. This film is now presented in his memory.